Opening of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic

THC circulated a flyer announcing our grand opening in 1980. The feature photo depicts a tenant holding a sign that reads “I live on Social Security and can’t afford an increase. Will the landlord evict me, too?”


Housing clinic gives new lease on life

Hastings Law News covers the opening of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, founded by Hastings Law students. The legal services highlighted in this 1980 article are still offered by THC today!


Proposal for First Full-Time Attorney

THC’s early success in advocating for tenant rights led founder Randy Shaw to seek funding for a full-time attorney, to increase THC’s power to defend tenants. This proposal excerpt, submitted in 1981, began THC’s first expansion of organization staffing. 


NLAF’s Support for THC Proposal

The Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation was often relied upon by early THC volunteers to support tenants with legal representation. Their support of THC’s proposal for a full-time attorney helped THC secure the funding needed to provide our own legal representation to tenants.


Lower Your Rent!

Early THC flyer notifying tenants of their housing rights and offering support for those facing unsafe or unsanitary living conditions.


THC’s First Pamphlet

THC’s first pamphlet highlighting our early accomplishments and the services provided.